1. Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and More Close Made In America Festival 2013

    September 02, 2013 11:20 AM EDT In spite of a not-so-packed crowd, Nine Inch Nails rocked as legends do. Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Solange and more wrapped the festival as well. It's difficult to overstate just how scarce the crowd was at Nine Inch Nails' headlining performance at the Budweiser Made in America…

  2. 'Boardwalk Empire Volume 2' Soundtrack: Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 27, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Following up the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's acclaimed series about 1920s Atlantic City, gave the show's music guru a chance to reward fans with a "cornucopia of musical gems" from that era, which was then evolving into the jazz…

  3. Ask Billboard: Who's Sold More, Katy Perry Or Lady Gaga?

    August 23, 2013 11:05 AM EDT What else would we talk about this week? Plus, more tributes following Madonna's birthday and hits that have made second encores on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  4. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated…

  5. Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli Walk Up for ‘Boardwalk Empire Volume 2’

    August 08, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli and Rufus Wainwright are among the big names who’ve recorded cover songs for “Boardwalk Empire Volume 2.” The album arrives next month ahead of season four of HBO’s hit series. New York Dolls’ David Johansen, St. Vincent, Neko Case and The National…

  6. Riff Raff Takes Over NYC's Highline Ballroom: Live Review

    July 30, 2013 5:54 PM EDT Riff Raff revolves around a gravitational pool of eccentricity. It's made up of many components: his social media accounts, tattoos (including the logos of MTV and BET), stacks of racks, a wardrobe composed of the finest neon apparel, his music videos and Diplo. And regardless of his…

  7. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Night' Dawns On Pop Songs

    July 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT Iglesias posts his second-highest Pop Songs debut, as 'Turn the Night Up' charges in at No. 30. Plus, new No. 1s for Cher, Randy Houser and Hezekiah Walker Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  8. Katherine Jackson Tearfully Concludes Testimony

    July 23, 2013 3:42 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother claimed AEG Live watched the King of Pop "waste away" in the ongoing civil trial. The promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts watched the singer waste away and should have reached out to his family for help, the superstar'…

  9. The Best & Worst Dressed Artists of the Week: Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora

    July 19, 2013 1:11 PM EDT Check out who is rocking killer threads and who needs to put their stylist on (permanent?) timeout this week. Best: Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger rocked a burst of color on the red carpet for the London auditions of “The X Factor” at Wembley Arena on July 15, 2013 in London, England…

  10. 615 Spotlight: Lizzie Sider Lights Up With 'I Love You That Much'

    July 17, 2013 11:55 AM EDT It has been something of a whirlwind year for teenage country sensation Lizzie Sider. The Florida native has gained attention with her debut single "Butterfly," and is busy promoting her follow-up, "I Love You That Much." She's pleased about her career progress…

  11. David Bowie Presents 'Valentine's Day Video

    July 16, 2013 5:58 AM EDT David Bowie has gift-wrapped a new video for “Valentine’s Day” -- the fourth single and video from his latest album “The Next Day.” The Thin White Duke is front and center in the clip, where he spends the entirety in a cavernous, industrial site with only a red headless electric guitar to…

  12. After School on Breaking Stereotypes, New Albums: Exclusive Video + Photos

    July 02, 2013 6:00 PM EDT If you want to find the hardest working singers in K-pop, look no further than the eight members of girl group After School. They learned a drum line in 2010 to perform "Let’s Do It!" , a  tap dance for "Let's Step Up"  in 2011, and a  cane dance for "Rip…

  13. SISTAR Land Ten New Songs on K-Pop Hot 100, Fourth No. 1

    June 23, 2013 11:37 PM EDT Seemingly-unbeatable girl group SISTAR have done it again as their latest single rules the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. The burlesque-pop hybrid title track to their "Give It to Me" album rocketed up to No. 1 giving the group their fourth chart topper since its August 2011 creation.  …

  14. Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men Highlight Friday

    June 15, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Charli XCX's boy band analysis, Solange's Fugees cover, late-night show surfing, and more from Bonnaroo Day 2. Friday (June 14) at the 2013 Bonnaroo festival began and ended with headliner chatter: in the morning, it was confirmed that Jack Johnson would be taking over for Mumford…

  15. After School 'First Love' Comeback: Pole Dancing & Topless Melancholy

    June 14, 2013 11:57 PM EDT Two members have already injured themselves for a risky performance Popular girl group After School is taking a major cultural, and safety, risk with their new single "First Love." The eight-member girl group made their return with the melancholic R&B track that has an old…

  16. Megadeth's New Angle With 'Super' Album: 'Let the Music Do the Talking'

    June 13, 2013 7:37 PM EDT Dave Mustaine decided to take "a new angle towards writing" for Megadeth's 14th studio album, "Super Collider," whose No. 6 debut on the Billboard 200 is the group's highest showing since 1994's "Youthanasia." An astute and outspoken observer of…

  17. Judas Priest at 40: Rob Halford Talks 'Epitaph' in Very Metal Video Q&A

    May 28, 2013 2:00 PM EDT "I first saw Judas Priest at the Birmingham College of Food and Art," remembers singer Rob Halford in reference to his earliest encounter with the band he would help bring to the world stage as one of the greatest heavy metal groups ever assembled, back in their embryonic…

  18. Email Warned of Michael Jackson’s Waning Health, Court Told

    May 24, 2013 7:57 AM EDT A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to jurors Thursday in court. "I have watched…

  19. MS MR Talks 'Secondhand Rapture' & Their Favorite 'Game of Thrones' Character

    May 14, 2013 4:38 PM EDT Dream-pop duo's debut album out Tuesday on Columbia Records. "I am so, so excited for her to come into the North," gushes MS MR singer Lizzy Plapinger. "She's gonna fuck shit up so hard." Plapinger, of course, is referring to the plot line of Daenerys…

  20. 'Glee' Season Finale: 'All or Nothing' Delivers Regionals, a Surprise Wedding... And Little Closure

    May 10, 2013 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" had a lot to live up to for season 4 after a third season that left many die-hards and casual fans alike disillusioned with the once titan of teen television. And with the first glimpses of a post-Lima life for our beloved characters the show split to feature two main…

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